Register For Fun Winter Classes at Geyer Family Branch of the YMCA of Montclair

BY  |  Tuesday, Dec 06, 2016 11:45am  |  COMMENTS (0)

Winter is on its way! The Geyer Family Branch of the YMCA of Montclair knows parents will be looking for indoor activities to keep their children active and engaged and is offering lots of great classes for the winter session. Registration for the winter session begins Monday, December 12 for those with a family membership and Tuesday, December 13 for Kinder members and new members. The new session runs from January 2-February 18, 2017.

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In addition to the popular swim, cooking, dance, art and gym classes offered for the winter session, the Geyer Family Branch has several new classes, including: Continue Reading

Additional Free YMCA Memberships For 7th Graders Available

BY  |  Sunday, Dec 04, 2016 12:49pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

The Y believes that healthy habits learned at an early age will last a lifetime. Some additional spots in the Y’s 7th Grade Initiative program are now available at the YMCA of Montclair. The memberships are FREE and available during the school year to 7th Graders who live in their service area–Bloomfield, Cedar Grove, Clifton, Glen Ridge, Montclair and Verona. (Memberships will be given out on a first-come-first served basis.)

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Additional spots in the 7th Grade Initiative program are now available at YMCA of Montclair.

Seventh graders will have access to their two pools, the gym, Youth Yoga & Cycling classes (150+ group exercise classes for those ages 13+) and their Teen Room. Plus, they can take part in many activities, such as homework help, Ladies Lounge, Social Society, Youth Night, Leaders’ Club, TNT: Teens and Trainings, and more. Continue Reading

Weekend Family Highlights: Gingerbread, Teddy Bear Tea, The Cat in the Hat, Cinderella and More!

BY  |  Friday, Dec 02, 2016 11:15am  |  COMMENTS (0)

December is here and so is the weekend! We’ve rounded up plenty of fun and family-friendly things to enjoy. Check ‘em out!

This Saturday, the Essex County Environmental Center will host a Gingerbread House Making Workshop from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM. Staff will be on hand to help participants get started. Houses can be entered into the county’s annual contest as well. Some materials will be provided, however, participants are encouraged to bring their own. This is a free event and space is limited. Registration required.

curiousThe Glen Ridge Public Library (240 Ridgewood Avenue, Glen Ridge) will celebrate Curious George’s 75th birthday on Saturday from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM. Play fun Curious George inspired games like pin the yellow hat on the man, scooters, movies and more. Curious George movie showings will be at 11:00 AM and 2:00 PM.

teddy-bear-teaThe Morris Museum (6 Normandy Heights Road, Morristown) will host a Teddy Bear Tea on Saturday with seatings at 11:00 AM, 1:00 PM, and 3:00 PM. Guests can enjoy delicious treats, a festive performance in the Bickford Theatre, and a visit from Santa. Perfect for families with children ages 3 to 8, this event offers a great opportunity for a holiday family photo. Tickets are $20 for members and $25 for nonmembers. Tickets may be purchased online for the 3:00 PM seating. Availability is limited for 11:00 AM and 1:00 PM, but those interested can call the box office for more information. Continue Reading

Holiday Happenings For Kids and Families

BY  |  Thursday, Dec 01, 2016 2:15pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

The holiday season is here and there are so many things to do! We’ve put together a list of family-friendly happenings that everyone can enjoy.

Montclair's Applegate Farm to Host First Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony and Party on 12/1Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony and Party – Applegate Farm Ice Cream (616 Grove Street, Montclair): On Thursday, December 1 at 7:00 PM, Applegate Farm Ice Cream will host their first Christmas tree lighting ceremony featuring music from a brass quartet from Montclair Orchestra, carolers, a DJ, reindeer, and ice carving. This event is free to attend. Refreshments and photos with Santa are available for purchase. Santa Weekends will continue through December 18.

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Elf the Musical – State Theatre New Jersey (15 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick): Catch this modern Christmas classic about a human who grows up thinking he’s an elf. Performances will be held on Friday, December 2 (7:30 PM), Saturday, December 3 (2:00 PM and 7:30 PM), or Sunday, December 4 (1:00 PM and 6:00 PM). Tickets are $35-$95. Continue Reading

Santa Claus Comes to Montclair Early This Year

BY  |  Wednesday, Nov 30, 2016 9:30am  |  COMMENTS (0)

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This Saturday, December 3, Santa Claus will visit the Business Districts on a Montclair Fire Department fire truck and will have gifts for all youngsters.

11:00 AM – Walnut St. Business District (Walnut St. Lot)

11:30 AM – Watchung Plaza (Watchung Ave. & N. Fullerton Ave.)

12:00 PM – St. James Church (Bellevue Ave. & Valley Rd.)

12:30 PM – South End Business District (Orange Rd. & Cedar Ave.)

The Montclair Community Band will play at each location, and Santa will have candy and gifts for all youngsters.

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Kids can mail a letter to Santa and will receive a personalized letter in return! Continue Reading

CSBK Montclair Banking Center Supports Nishuane Elementary School Thanksgiving Food Drive

Tuesday, Nov 29, 2016 10:00am  |  COMMENTS (0)

CSBK Montclair donated 35 turkeys to the Nishuane School Thanksgiving Food drive last week. One of the special holiday traditions at Nishuane is the annual Fall Food Drive, where students, families and staff donate a variety of non-perishables, fruits and vegetables so families-in-need in the Nishuane School community can have a healthful and bountiful Thanksgiving feast.

Pictured from left to right: Erica Mitchell – Parent Co-Chair Nishuane School food Drive, Karen Andes – President, Nishuane School PTA, Evan Kozak, Assistant Principal, Nishuane School, Maria Kosmider – CSBK Community Banking Specialist, Luise Young – CSBK Marketing Assistant

Pictured from left to right: Erica Mitchell – Parent Co-Chair Nishuane School food Drive, Karen Andes – President, Nishuane School PTA, Evan Kozak, Assistant Principal, Nishuane School, Maria Kosmider – CSBK Community Banking Specialist, Luise Young – CSBK Marketing Assistant

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Montclair Learning Center Starts Girls Who Code Club

BY  |  Monday, Nov 28, 2016 2:30pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

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Montclar Learning Center (MLC) started a Girls Who Code club this fall as part of the national movement Girls Who Code to close the gender gap in technology. MLC offers a free coding classes to girls in 6th to 12th grade, allowing girls to create a group of supportive peers and and collaborate on a coding project that impacts their community.

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Montclair’s Applegate Farm to Host First Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony and Party on 12/1

BY  |  Sunday, Nov 27, 2016 11:35am  |  COMMENTS (0)

santra-tractorApplegate Farm Ice Cream will host their first Christmas tree lighting ceremony on Thursday, December 1 at 7 p.m. The free-to-attend event will feature Christmas music with from a brass quartet from Montclair Orchestra and carolers as well as a live DJ, plus a live reindeer, ice carving, and of course, the lighting of the tree. Applegate Farm will have offer their famous apple cider donuts, homemade ice cream, hot cocoa, and apple cider for sale as well. Santa will ride in on a tractor to light the 40-foot Christmas tree and kick off photos with Santa. Families can also enjoy a candy cane lane with make your own Stockings & Hats along with free s’mores and toasted marshmallows made by the fire. Applegate Farm will have offer their famous apple cider donuts, homemade ice cream, hot cocoa, and apple cider for sale as well.

“The tree lighting event is the perfect kick off to photos with Santa. It is going to be fun for the whole family and having Santa and a live reindeer will definitely get everyone in the Christmas spirit,” says Applegate Farm owner Jason Street. Continue Reading

Save On School of Rock Summer Camps on Cyber Monday

BY  |  Saturday, Nov 26, 2016 9:00am  |  COMMENTS (0)

On Cyber Monday, 11/28, School of Rock Montclair will reduce their 2017 summer camps prices by 25%. This offer will be available from midnight through 11:55pm on November 28, and the savings will exclusively for online purchases only for customers using promo code CYBERMONDAYMTC2017.

Save On School of Rock Summer Camps on Cyber Monday

“This summer, we’re planning a awesome array of summer camp options that young musicians will love – and their parents will love them even more with our special 25% off Cyber Monday savings,” says School of Rock Montclair’s General Manager Kevin March. “This offer is available on each of our camp selections, and parents can apply the Cyber Monday promo code to their entire purchase if they’re interested in having their kids attend multiple camps programs.”

School of Rock Montclair’s 2017 summer camp choices include: Continue Reading

Weekend Family Highlights: Holiday Lights Spectacular, Moostletoe, Wizard of Oz and More

BY  |  Friday, Nov 25, 2016 9:00am  |  COMMENTS (0)

Happy Thanksgiving weekend! Once you get done eating the leftovers, there are plenty of fun and family friendly things to do around town. Here’s a sampling!

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The Morris Museum (6 Normandy Heights Road, Morristown) will host a Rock and Mineral Family Festival this weekend. Presented by the Morris Museum Mineralogical Society, members of the Society will be on hand to identify your mystery rocks and minerals. Learn about fluorescent minerals, listen to engaging presentations, and watch videos on various topics about geology and the Earth. There will also be a mineral magic show on Saturday at 1:00 PM and Sunday at 2:00 PM. Each day will also feature a talk on minerals by experts. Stop in any time between 11:00 AM and 5:00 PM on Saturday and 1:00 PM and 5:00 PM on Sunday.

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Continuing this weekend through January 3rd (dates/times vary), the Essex County Turtle Back Zoo (560 Northfield Avenue, West Orange) will present the 10th Annual Essex County Holiday Lights Spectacular. The zoo will be turned into a Winter Wonderland. The landscaped paths will be illuminated and about 50 animal and holiday themed figures will light up the night. Several animal exhibits will be open including the Sea Lion Sound, Essex Farm, Tam-ring Gibbons Reserve, Tropical Currents Aquarium and the Reptile Building. Admission is free. This weekend the Spectacular will be open Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM.

Clairidge Bow Tie Cinema (486 Bloomfield Avenue, Montclair) will present The Wizard of Oz at 11:00 AM on Saturday and Sunday. Don’t miss this rare chance to enjoy this classic film on the big screen. Continue Reading

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Condolences. So tragic. May she RIP. Very sorry for her family.

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